|Other Minds Presents: Alan Hovhaness Centennial Celebration - Other Minds|
Other Minds celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000), a prolific but under-appreciated composer and pioneer of "multi-cultural" music, on March 13, 2011, at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, CA. Over the course of his career, Hovhaness studied his own Armenian ancestry, and also the musical cultures of India, Japan, and South Korea, traveling extensively to research the traditional music of those countries...
Keywords: Other Minds; Alan Hovhaness; Music; 20th Century Classical; Piano Music
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Morning in the Woods by Leo Ornstein - Other Minds|
In tribute to Leo Ornstein, who passed away at the age of 108 or 109, just a couple of weeks prior this OM 8 concert held on March 8, 2002, pianist Sarah Cahill added this selection to the end of that evening’s program. “Morning in the Woods” was composed in 1971. The composer’s wife recalls that the piece was composed “in our New Hampshire hideaway, deep in the woods on the edge of the large wilderness.” It is typical of a vast number of compositions Ornstein wrote in his seventies ...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Leo Ornstein; Music; New Music; piano music; Sarah Cahill
|Other Minds Festival: OM 8, Concert 2: Quintuplets Play Pen: Hommage to Ruth Crawford by Pauline Oliveros - Other Minds|
Pauline Oliveros writes, "’Quintuplets Play Pen: For Ruth Crawford’ was composed in 2001 especially for Sarah Cahill after listening to her recording of pieces by Ruth Crawford Seeger. The piece was conceived mathematically using a 10 X 10 matrix of choices (- = half step or rest and + = whole step or play). The patterns derived remind me of Crawford's music-both her early work and her work with folk music." Pianist Sarah Cahill describes this work as "a playful polyrhythmic dance...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 8; Pauline Oliveros; Sarah Cahill; Music; New Music; piano music
|OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds|
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Recorder music; Electronic music; Piano music